WSBK: Qatar Race 2 Results

03/15/2009 @ 3:24 pm, by Jensen BeelerADD COMMENTS


More action from Qatar on Saturday (Sunday for us in the US), as World Superbike completes Race 2 at Losail. The second race at Qatar for the year shows that we are in for quite the season, with riders old and new making waves. Continue reading for the races spoilers and results. 


American Ben Spies can walk away from Qatar knowing that he has silenced all criticism. Earlier in the week Spies won the WSBK Superpole with a record setting lap of 1′59.041, breaking Fonsi Nieto’s previous best. Furthermore,earlier today Spies took Race 1 in a dominating fashion, walking away from Haga and Biaggi. Now, the rookie Texan can add Race 2 to his list of victories, as well as the record for the fastest race lap at Qatar for superbikes.

Commenting about his performance in Qatar Spies played down his dominating performance this week by citing Noriyuki Haga’s consistent second place finishes:

“Nori set a really good pace the first few laps. We were lacking just a little in acceleration and it was hard to race with him, but I put my head down and closed up, kept the same rhythm and passed him. It was a better race for me than the first one because I could concentrate on my lines, but it’s going to be hard making up points on him if he keeps finishing second. It was a perfect weekend, they’re not always going to be like that but we’ll take them when we can.”

In Race 2, Noriyuki Haga jumped right from the start to pass Max Biaggi on the end of the first lap, and take the lead.  Spies wasn’t able to get into his groove until lap 6, where he took the lead until the checkered flag. Haga finished second, and Biaggi finished third, the same order as race one.

Next round in Valencia is the first round in Europe.  Will the top three riders be a constant in this years World Superbike racing.  We will see in the next round.

2009 Qatar World Superbike Round, Race 2 Results: 

Pos. No. Rider Country Bike Diff.
1 19 B. Spies USA Yamaha YZF R1  
2 41 N. Haga JPN Ducati 1098R 1.274
3 3 M. Biaggi ITA Aprilia RSV4 1.622
4 9 R. Kiyonari JPN Honda CBR1000RR 1.845
5 66 T. Sykes GBR Yamaha YZF R1 5.117
6 76 M. Neukirchner GER Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 9.512
7 56 S. Nakano JPN Aprilia RSV4 9.514
8 65 J. Rea GBR Honda CBR1000RR 12.621
9 11 T. Corser AUS BMW S1000 RR 13.842
10 111 R. Xaus ESP BMW S1000 RR 13.884
11 91 L. Haslam GBR Honda CBR1000RR 13.888
12 67 S. Byrne GBR Ducati 1098R 14.913
13 7 C. Checa ESP Honda CBR1000RR 15.762
14 55 R. Laconi FRA Ducati 1098R 15.920
15 71 Y. Kagayama JPN Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 19.565
16 23 B. Parkes AUS Kawasaki ZX 10R 21.759
17 96 J. Smrz CZE Ducati 1098R 28.523
18 31 K. Muggeridge AUS Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 40.499
19 24 B. Roberts AUS Ducati 1098R 43.761
20 99 L. Scassa ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 44.669
21 77 V. Iannuzzo ITA Honda CBR1000RR 48.955
22 15 M. Baiocco ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 3 Laps
0 44 R. Rolfo ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1 Lap
0 33 T. Hill GBR Honda CBR1000RR 12 Laps
0 84 M. Fabrizio ITA Ducati 1098R 5 Laps
0 86 A. Badovini ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 17 Laps
0 25 D. Salom ESP Kawasaki ZX 10R 10 Laps